Teachers become teachers because we want to help kids,” says Danbury building rep Lori Woodruff. “It’s the same with our union—we are here to help each other. As teachers, when we’re involved with the union we can do more to help one another.”
Woodruff, a fourth-grade teacher, shares her building rep responsibilities at Danbury’s Academy for International Studies Elementary Magnet School with art teacher Donna Bosworth—an arrangement the two say serves them and their members well.
“We can finish each other’s sentences,” says Woodruff. “When we have our 10-minute meetings, I’m good at pulling people back to the agenda, and Donna’s really good at explaining in-depth items.”
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